Halloween Sex-Offender Statutes: Do They Go Too Far?

More states, counties, and cities are implementing Halloween measures curbing released and registered sex offenders and those on parole from partaking in Halloween festivities. According to NBC, earlier this month, River Side County in California approved such an ordinance, which sparked some controversy about the effectiveness of such laws and whether they infringe on the rights of sex offenders.… <Read More>


Should Anyone Be Above the Law When It Comes to Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is one of the most prevalent social ills affecting our society. Fortunately, in recent decades the progress in legal response to domestic violence has been astonishing with the passage of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 and the emergence of specialized and integrated domestic violence courts in 1990’s. Sadly, our legal framework still fails to deter against first offenses or prevent recidivism. Even more reprehensible is when an alleged perpetrator manages to find a way to circumvent the law.… <Read More>